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Another Court Weighs in on Rule 9(b)’s Requirements Under the False Claims Act

A federal district court recently dismissed a qui tam relator’s complaint in a declined case against the Hospital for Special Surgery (“Hospital”), its former CEO, and an outside billing company alleging that they violated the…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Health Care Update - August 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Prescription Drugs: Refocusing the False Claims Act Microscope on the Rest of the Transaction

Over the last decade, it has often felt as though the pharmaceutical industry has been the government’s and whistleblowers’ main, and at times only, target for False Claims Act (“FCA”) investigations. While manufacturers are…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Finds Risk of Abuse in Specialty Pharmacy’s Per-Fill Fee Proposal

In an Advisory Opinion posted August 15, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) concluded that a proposed arrangement by a specialty pharmacy (“Requestor”) might generate prohibited remuneration under the Federal…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care Update - August 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Stakeholders Urge FDA to Provide Clarity on Biosimilars - Ebola Crisis Continues - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Re-Opens Open Payments System

As my colleague Brian Dunphy previously reported, CMS temporarily closed the Open Payments system earlier this month. Open Payments is the online system through which pharmaceutical and device manufacturers covered by the…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Acute Care Hospitals Settle FCA Lawsuits for $98 Million

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) and Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation, together a national owner and operator of acute care hospitals, and 119 of their hospitals, agreed to pay $98 million to settle…more
| Civil Remedies, Health, Government Contracting

Federal Court Rejects Relator’s Swapping Allegations in False Claims Act Case

This week a federal district court in Ohio ruled in favor of Mobilex USA (Mobilex), the country’s largest mobile medical imaging company, on a motion for summary judgment in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit filed by a former…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Continuing a Growing Trend, Telemedicine Efforts Move Forward

Last week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) approved its new telepathology guidelines, which provide updated guidance on specific applications, practices, benefits, limitations, and regulatory issues that may arise in…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care Update - August 2014 #2

In This Issue: - Brady Unveils Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Bill - Possible Litigation Threat Adds to Considerations in Containing Drug Costs - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Temporarily Closes the Open Payments System

Open Payments is the website through which pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers (“Manufacturers”) report payments and transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals, as required by the Sunshine Act…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Approves Manufacturer’s Direct-to-Patient Discount Sales Program

The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently posted an Advisory Opinion approving a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s direct-to-patient product sales program. While this Advisory Opinion cannot be relied upon by anyone other…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care Update - August 2014

In This Issue: - Sovaldi Pricing Lower in Canada - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other Health…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care Update - July 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Congressional Negotiators Reach Deal on Veteran Affairs Bill - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Military Law

Charting the Future of Premium Subsidies under the Affordable Care Act: Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell

On July 22, 2014, two federal appellate courts issued conflicting decisions, within hours of each other, regarding the IRS final rule published on May 23, 2012 (the “IRS Rule”), intended to implement the exchange-related tax…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation
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